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Engaging news media's rising stars

Young Professionals Initiative

How to engage under-30 rising stars to elevate news media, guide the INMA community, and bring new life and energy to an industry undergoing transformation

Scope of the Initiative

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How to make the news industry more attractive to young professionals

Engage

How best for media companies to engage the next generation

Value proposition

How to improve INMA's value proposition among young professionals in the media industry?

Influencers

How to make young professionals into news media influencers

Committee

The Board of Directors appointed a committee to oversee the Young Professionals Initiative:

Katharina Neubert (Chair)

Director Membership Strategy
Business Insider
United States

Mari-Marthe Aamold

Managing Director and CFO, Bergens Tidende & Stavanger Aftenblad
Schibsted
Norway

Pieter Attema Zalis

Consumer Metrics and Research Analyst
Infoglobo
Brazil

Brinda Kumar

Brand Marketing and P.R.
HT Media
India

Saarah Survé

African Independent Director
Sekunjalo
South Africa

Belle Tayler

Senior Brand and Acquisition Manager
Nine
Australia

Lim Min Zhang

Journalist
The Straits Times
Singapore

Background

The INMA Young Professionals Initiative was approved by the association’s Board of Directors and implemented November 8, 2019. Board member Frank Mahlberg of Axel Springer, working with INMA Board members, put together the inaugural committee. Europe Division Manager Tom Corbett is the committee's staff liaison. The Board aspires for the initiative to include scholarships, rewards for excellence, career elevation, mentorship, and more.